One of the best bits of curating is the fantastic art you receive as gifts or trades. I’ve been curating for six years now (shocking), and have collected some absolutely amazing works. Obviously I can’t show you everything in my apartment, but here’s some of the pieces I’ve been lucky enough to add to my hoard by curating.
And there’s so much more! Wonderful work by Carol Powell, Kathy Halper, Luke Haynes…. but this is already a long and image heavy post. Perhaps in a few months, or after some more curation, we can have another look.
Now I’m not saying you should curate a show just so people will give you art or trade you for yours, but it’s certainly not a bad way to obtain work by artists you admire.